Spider-Man stopped fighting crime and instead went on burglary spree as he broke into two liquor stores and a gas station in Knollwood and Denison early on Saturday and Monday. It’s not the real Spider-Man, rather a suspect clad in the Marvel superhero’s mask.


After responding to an alarm call at 5:48 a.m. Saturday at Fossil Creek Liquor, Denison Police discovered the glass on the front door broken and several bottles of liquor missing. A police news release states the suspect was wearing a Spider-Man mask as he burglarized the store at the corner of U.S. Highway 75 and Loy Lake Road. The suspect took about $245 worth of liquor, the release states.


The non-web-slinging suspect struck again early Monday morning at the Knollwood Liquor and Beer Store outside Sherman. The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office reported the suspect, wearing the same mask and one blue and one red glove, broke the front window of the store at about 1 a.m.


Brandon Seabaugh, the Knollwood store manager, said he didn’t have an estimate on the damage caused to the property, but the suspect made away with more than $400 worth of bottles.


“At first he tried to throw a rock through our door, but that glass is borderline unbreakable,” Seabaugh said. “And then he threw the rock through the window.”


With Knollwood store a small business, Seabaugh said it hurts when something like this happens. The cost of such a burglary is felt.


“It’s annoying more than anything because being a little mom-and-pop store, anything we lose is a huge hit,” Seabaugh said. “Because we have to replace it — sell numerous other bottles to replace what was taken.”


On the same morning, the suspect burglarized the One Stop & Go gas station in the 2600 block of Loy Lake Road. Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said the suspect entered the store after breaking the glass front door. The burglary occurred at about 1:50 a.m., and the suspect took about $702 worth of tobacco products.


Anyone with information on the burglaries in Denison can contact Det. Kyle Mackay at 903-465-2422 extension 2321 or by email at smackay@cityofdenison.com. Information on the Knollwood burglary can be submitted to Grayson County Sheriff’s Investigator Dusty Wainscott at 903-813-4200 extension 2215 or at wainscottd@co.grayson.tx.us.